Mendeley is an example of Reference Manager Software that is available for a number of platforms. In previous posts in this series I have reviewed some of the features of Mendeley. In part 2 (See Appendix) I noted that the PDF feature could be quite useful. In this post I will briefly look at how a Blog post can be imported into Mendeley.
Without going into too much detail I used another useful program called Readability. This program allows you to store articles you come across on the web. I took an article on Contrast Illusions and converted it with Readability. A screenshot is produced below.
What is really neat about the converted file by Readability is that it produces a list of references which includes hypertext links as can be seen when comparing the above screenshot with the previous post. Next I saved this and converted into a PDF. Then I imported the PDF into Mendeley and added a tag, as well as updating some of the automated import details. A screenshot is shown below.
This approach offers a useful alternative way of storing and distributing blog posts. This is just one possible application of the Mendeley Reference Manager software.
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